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  • Understanding how stowaway organisms travel the high seas

    Understanding how stowaway organisms travel the high seas
    Ports like Los Angeles and Long Beach are key to the global economy: crossroads where billions of dollars in cargo arrive and depart each year, floating on board thousands of vessels from all over the world. Increasingly, however, large ports are also...
  • Port operations halted as longshoremen strike

    Port operations halted as longshoremen strike
    A strike by hundreds of longshoremen who work the port of Baltimore's docks idled one of the region's big economic engines. Launched early Wednesday morning, the strike shut down all of the port's public marine terminals, and its effects rippled out...
  • Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike

    Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike
    The three-day strike that paralyzed the port of Baltimore is over — for now. Striking longshoremen agreed late Friday to resume working on the docks during a 90-day "cooling-off period" while negotiations continue on a new local contract. Work...
  • Christmas delivery woes stack up for online merchants

    The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult. Though...
  • Cargo being diverted as port labor standoff continues

    Cargo being diverted as port labor standoff continues
    Shippers already have begun diverting cargo from the port of Baltimore because of uncertainty about the ongoing labor contract standoff with the largest dockworkers union. The port is losing shipments despite assurances from labor and management...
  • Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states

    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
  • U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan amid anti-drone protests

    U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan amid anti-drone protests
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Demonstrators at a protest camp cheered and chanted Wednesday as word spread that the Pentagon was suspending all truck shipments to and from Afghanistan through Pakistan following the activists' weeklong efforts to disrupt the...
  • From Russian warheads to megawatts

    From Russian warheads to megawatts
    A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
  • Declaring L.A. in decline, commission offers plan for jobs, City Hall reform

    Declaring L.A. in decline, commission offers plan for jobs, City Hall reform
    Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.”...
  • Los Angeles 2020 Commission calls for changes to improve the city

    Los Angeles 2020 Commission calls for changes to improve the city
    Three months after it painted L.A. as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would attract jobs and "put the city on a path to fiscal stability." The group of prominent...
  • A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say

     A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say
    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation. They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal...